How & Where to Vote
Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.
Register to Vote
Register to vote in South Dakota, or learn more about voter ID & rights.
Have more questions about voting?
Read our voting FAQ
Important Dates - Presidential Primary
Voting Information for South Dakota
Only registered voters affiliated with the Republican Party may vote in its primary. Registered voters that are unaffiliated may vote in Democratic primary. See South Dakota Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details.
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.
Don’t miss your next election!
Don’t miss your next election! In order to participate in the Republican primary you must affiliate 15 days before the election. The Democratic primary accepts affiliated Democrats and unaffiliated voters.Find Your Representatives What Do Your Representatives Stand For?
Early Voting + Absentee Voting
Early Voting Dates: April 17th to June 1st at 3 p.m.
You can vote in person at your county clerk office from April 17th to June 1st at 3:00 pm, using an absentee ballot.
To vote absentee by mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than June 1st at 5:00 p.m. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked by the day before the election. You will need to include a notarized affidavit or copy of your state-issued photo ID when you mail in your ballot.
Voter ID + Eligibility for South Dakota
Do Voters Need ID?
No, voters do not need an ID
- Multiple forms of ID accepted
- First time voters need ID
- Student IDs accepted
Find out more about your rights in South Dakota.
- You may pre-register for All Elections